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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sweet Home Pennsylvania!

Well, Dodd made it back to Minnesota safely on Saturday night, and Ben and I made it in safely this morning around 1am!  It's going to be a long week, but hopefully we can catch up on sleep a bit.  It turns out this rally is pretty time-consuming (I now understand why I heard from Ben more through facebook updates than actually phone calls!), and so after a bit of recuperation, we will have a more complete summary than the few postings below!

Friday, June 11, 2010

On the road again!

And we're back on the road!! Thanks again to everybody for their help!!!

This is strike two, Alabama

Currently stopped along 59 south somewhere in Alabama since the Buick decided to furiously puke coolant all over the place. Our caravanning teams pulled over with us and are helping ben with whatever needs to be done. Many thanks to spf50 sunscreen, the passing autos that provide a breeze, the Tom Celica and the Two Horsemen of the Carpocalypse for pulling over to check on us, and again to the two horsemen for giving us the last of their coolant. I guess this is really what BABE is all about... all of it. :)

will post again when we're back on the road.

Ooh, thanks also to krikor for having the foresight to freeze water bottles so that we all can have cold water.

Ben is adding coolant as I type, so hopefully we won't be much longer...

I should not do this professionally

Quick update!mile

If you're ever in Dahlonega, GA, eat at the Crimson Moon Cafe!  It was awesome.

Yesterday saw our most grueling challenge to date: Document every commercial/church sign on an 8-mile stretch of road (official road signs did not count, but anything else was fair game) and then complete a fill-in-the-blank quiz about the signs.  We also had to document everything in this great little shop in Talking Rock, GA and complete the same quiz.  Throw in more mountain passes in our '76 Buick, Kate curled up in the fetal position of the drivers seat (pin turns, high hills, and no guardrails have never really been my thing...), hot, humid air that doesn't move, and some of the most gorgeous scenery I've seen, and you have a bit of an update yesterday :)

Onward today to New Orleans!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

You know you're tired when...

...you don't remember half of what you posted before going to bed!  Thankfully I don't seem to have embarrassed anyone, so let's get on with it, shall we?

Today, as I had mentioned, is a bit of a gift day.  This is the day wherein the BABE rallyers traditionally drive the Tail of the Dragon (wiki).  Due to the Buick's suspension issues (Ben replaced the shocks for a... 4th time last night?), we will not be driving it.  Krikor will not be taking the Moustache Bonanazathon on the tail, and neither will Felix and Mike be taking the Audi of Doooooooom (or the viewfinder.  It has so many names, I'm just not sure of which to use).

But wait - why am I talking about today when I haven't posted any pictures from yesterday??

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nighty night!

We are safe, sound (possibly), and tired!  We are in Newport, TN, and tomorrow is a gift day - no challenges!  Will hopefully be able to post pictures soon.  For now, let me just say that costume day was awesome!  Also, if you're ever in Harrisonburg, VA, check out The Little Grill!!  Seriously.  It's a worker-owned restaurant/food cooperative, and the food and people there are awesome.  Two local Harrisonburg women that we met at the farmers' market recommended it to us, and their suggestion was perfect!!

Let me just say that costume day was probably my favorite day so far (well I've only had two!), but I'm looking forward to wearing shorts and flips again tomorrow!

Test post with new iPhone software!

This is just a quick test of some new iPhone blogging software to allow us to more easily (and frequently) keep everybody updated! Let's see how this looks.